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5 essentials a busy mum needs for her skincare routine

Us mums need a skincare routine throughout the year—no doubt about it! However, winter is an especially important time to start incorporating skin maintenance, as the cold weather tends to dry out our skin and cause other issues.

This is a guest post in collaboration with Alycia Coloma.

What you need for a good skincare routine

Take a look at some essential things you should be using in your skincare routine:

Cleanser

Before putting anything on your face, you should get rid of the dirt and bacteria that may be on your skin from a full day of activities. So, whether you like to use CBD skin care products or use skin cleansers from your favourite store, use one that is right for your skin type.

For example, if you have oily skin, a cleanser with foaming liquid could be best for you. However, if you have red skin or eczema, a creamy skincare product could be better. In some cases, you may need to try different options until you find the one that works best for your skin type. A professional dermatologist in your area could help you know what would work best for you.

Toner

Not everyone needs to use toners, but it can be beneficial for creating a primer for your other skin products to really sink in and take effect. Additionally, toners can help with various issues, whether you suffer from redness or dry skin or if you have sun damage.

Depending on the type of toner you use, you may want to only use it at night since some may cause darkening if exposed to the sun. From rose water to vitamin E, there are various options with ingredients that may be right for your skin type, so make sure to do your research before purchasing a toner. Speak to a dermatologist or beauty product expert if you need help choosing one.

Products on a folded white towel used for a skincare routine

Serums – can help with different skin problems

Whether you need to use a serum to decrease dark spots or use a product to help with acne, there are various options on the market for whatever you may need. Some people may have multiple issues that they want to improve, but it’s essential to be careful when mixing products in your skincare routine.

For some issues, like melasma, you may only need to apply the serum on specific dark areas instead of using it all over your face.

Moisturiser – an absolute must in your skincare routine

Because the weather is colder, our skin tends to dry out more. Additionally, some serums that may be super helpful for a skin condition may also have a drying effect. So, to avoid your skin getting too dry in the winter, go heavy with a moisturiser.

Shop around for a moisturiser that is right for your skin type. For example, if you have oily skin, you may want to get a lightweight option that is water-based, whereas if it tends to be a dry texture, invest in a product that is creamy-like.

Eye creams – are a luxurious part of a skincare routine

While the skin around your eyes is a part of your face, it’s more sensitive and delicate and requires a little more attention, especially if you happen to deal with hyperpigmentation or puffiness in that area. Typically, it’s wise to use a lightweight product in the eye area. Consider asking for a top-notch eye cream for your Christmas gift this year. If you use an eye mask to sleep at night, make sure that you rub in the cream well enough, so it doesn’t get removed.

In Conclusion

Taking care of your skin requires time and dedication, but you can achieve the glow and healthy skin you want by taking the necessary steps. A nightly routine is the perfect way to make sure your skin is getting the care it needs, but if you’re unable to keep up every night, try to do so every other night at least.

Additionally, don’t forget to wear sunscreen whenever you leave the house, even in the winter. It’s a lifesaver for your skin and can help you avoid skin issues in the first place. Whether you ask for skincare products for your next Mother’s Day or invest in it yourself, you won’t regret it.

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